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Self Catering Businesses Join Pioneering Project in National Park

Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, the independent conservation and heritage charity for the National Park area, has welcomed two prominent self-catering businesses to its major voluntary visitor giving scheme.

Lomond Luxury Lodges in Croftamie, and the Balmaha-based Loch Lomond Waterfront, have recently signed up to support the Friends of OUR park project. Between them, the businesses let 16 five star holiday lodges and accommodate over 4,000 visitors each year, and both were keen to join the Friends in helping to make a difference in Scotland’s first National Park.

Suzanne and Charles Cottam of Loch Lomond Waterfront said: “We are very impressed by the Friends' efforts to make a difference in Scotland's first National Park and we hope our visitors will give generously to help the Friends of OUR park project to continue.”

Meanwhile, Ingeborg and Jamie Martin of Lomond Luxury Lodges added: “Fundraising for deserving causes in the National Park is crucial and we had no hesitation in joining the Friends of OUR park scheme to work towards this. We are glad to be part of the project.”

Commenting on the latest recruits, James Fraser, Chairman of the Friends said: “It is great to have both these self-catering businesses on board raising funds from their visitors to support worthwhile projects in the Loch Lomond area, including much needed new paths and path improvements.”

The Friends of OUR park initiative has recently marked five years of supporting projects throughout the National Park, with over £200,000 raised in that time. Any businesses who wish to join the scheme can contact the Friends by emailing or calling 01389 727761.

Photo caption: Jamie and Ingeborg Martin, with their daughter Evelyn, at Lomond Luxury Lodges.

More information

1. For further information contact James Fraser on 07894 908807 or Andrew Galloway on 01389 727761.

2. The Friends often work in partnership with others, including the National Park Authority and Scottish Enterprise who financially support the Friends of OUR Park initiative and other projects to try and make a difference and help ensure current and future generations can enjoy Scotland's first National Park.

3. The Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was established in 1978 and is the only independent conservation and heritage charity working solely to protect, promote and provide projects and services for the area covered by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

4. The Friends has a strong membership base and is supported by a large number of individuals and companies who are passionate about caring for and celebrating the special qualities of the area.

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